My Darlings… My Little Plants

These little Durva (Bermudagrass or Cynodon dactylon), Tulasi (Holy Basil or Ocimum tenuiflorum), Veelya (Betel or Piper betle) and Hulichikka (Creeping Wood Sorrel or  Oxalis corniculata) plants are found smiling in my new balcony(?) garden yesterday i.e., on 8th January 2015. Enjoy few photographs of them. Ah! Two months have…

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Missing You Guys…

Dear Reader, Thank you so much for visiting TAAM as a beloved fellow blogger or as a dear reader in spite of being very irregular in posting these days. Please don’t feel bad if your comment is not published or if I have not replied to you. Dear Fellow Blogger,…

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Home Grown Cucumbers :)

Look at what we harvested this Monsoon! First to show up was the sweet watermelon that I showed in the last post. Every cucumber seed I had sown, sprouted. But, I had to kill 🙁 many of them who would never allow others to grow. Cucumber flowered very soon, but…

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Home grown Watermelon!

Do you remember we had watermelon creeper last year (link)? This time also watermelon seeds sprouted. The very first female flower showed up in mid June… After two days, it was a pleasant surprise that a tender fruit was seen in the place of the flower!  Look at the dates;…

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Lord Ganesha – Pen Drawing

A pen drawing of Lord Ganesh on Sankashti Chaturti (fourth day of waning phase) of Bhadrapada maasa. I love drawing Lord Ganesha and have drawn him many times having some reference in front. Some of them have been published here, here and here.  By God’s grace, I have been reproducing almost any kind of pencil…

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Pyara Tiranga sings…

Pyara Tiranga (Beloved Tricolour) is flown and is waving across India… Feeling the light and warmth that our Rashtriya Dhwaja (national flag) radiates around…  Can you also hear the songs Tiranga is singing? It is singing the songs about Indian treasures of textiles and spices and wealth… about all the…

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Lal Zumbar or Brownea Coccinea – More Pictures, More Details

Common name:Scarlet Flame Bean, West Indian Mountain Rose, Brownea, Rose of Venezuela brownea, cooper hoop, rose of Venezuela, scarlet flame bean. Bengali: supti Marathi: लाल झुंबर lal zumbar Botanical name: Brownea coccinea    Family:Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar family)Synonyms: Brownea capitella, Brownea latifolia Native to: Guyana, Venezuela, Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago More about…

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